Cheat River Review

There are presently no open calls for submissions.

Cheat River Review Submission Guidelines


Cheat River Review reads original, previously unpublished nonfiction, fiction, flash, and poetry.

All Submissions Should Include:

  • 1-inch margins.
  • The page number, author's last name, and/or the submission's title as a header on the top right of every page.
  • Should be a .doc or .docx

Please include include a cover letter with a short third person bio.

Nonfiction :

  • The piece's word count at the top right of the first page. 
  • A centered title:
  • Double spaced text.
  • Please conform to Standard Manuscript Formatting.


For Fiction:

  • Either submit one short story up to 3,500 words OR a maximum of 3 flash pieces up to 500 words each in one document.
  • The piece's word count at the top right of the first page. 
  • A centered title.
  • Double spaced text.
  • Please conform to Standard Manuscript Formatting.


For Poetry Only:

  • All poems and titles should be aligned to the left unless there is an intentional choice on the part of the author. 
  • Each poem should be on a new page.

Below you will find the new submission windows:


Fall issue: August 2 - October 1

Spring issue:  January 19 - March 1 


We look forward to reading your work.

Cheat River Review